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My self-summary
One time a drunk friend described there being--in addition to the metaphorically typical two sides of the coin--a third side which combined both of the other two, and usually that is the side I'm on.

A concisely representative self-summary is hard, it turns out.
What I’m doing with my life
Nursing: I'm a newly employed RN & it's a big deal (we'll talk) ->
so: Learning about radical compassion and trauma stewardship; also science, bodies, shame, 'professionalism', and of course p-o-w-e-r
Re-membering how to use my time post-gradschool
Thinking shit through and figuring shit out
Being a renaissance person
Making art but not Art
Sticking it to the man
Making space
I’m really good at
Being loud
Making lists
Truth (> tact)
Reading aloud
Sidewalk races
Low harmonies
Being enthused
Righteous anger
Cutting my own hair
Packing and inventory
Reflecting and mirroring
Asking pointed questions
Being gullible and/or earnest
Creating spaces/interior decorating
Appreciating puns, limericks, dad jokes
Metaphor, especially body and science metaphors
The first things people usually notice about me
haircut, enthusiasm, eyes, I think, but I mean, who really knows
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(never in any order)

Most currently: future sex/emily witt; I've been trying out poetry and I like it: bodymap/leah lakshmi piepzna-samarasinha; salt/nayyirah waheed. also: graceful simplicity/jerome segal; my brilliant friend/elena ferrante; cruddy/lynda barry; on beauty/zadie smith; start where you are/and others by pema chodron; the ethical slut; trauma stewardship; jorge amado; notes from no man's land/eula biss; the Fifth Book of Peace/Maxine Hong Kingston; Autobiography of Red/Anne Carson; 7 Nights/Jorge Luis Borges
Always: Just So Stories/Rudyard Kipling and other picturebooks; The Phantom Tollbooth/Norton Juster and other young adult fantasy fiction; Cosmicomics/Italo Calvino; The Everyday Language of White Racism/Jane Hill; the NYTimes, but with some grains of salt.

Fur; Cradle Will Rock; The King of Hearts; Disney's Robin Hood; Wet Hot American Summer; The Pink Panther (Peter Sellers, duh); Into The Woods (old versions 4eva);The Brave Little Toaster; Newsies; the Marat/Sade; Pina; nature docus; Target Women; videos of Brene Brown and Alan Watts; Last Week Tonight w JO. Did you see Muscle Shoals or What Happened Ms Simone on netflix?

Folk, blues, soul, hip hop, canto popular, new weird america, 'indie', 'world music', rockn'roll, rough jazz, select classical, people/ladies who don't always try to make their voices sound pretty, people who speak truth to power and feelings, radio top forties (i mean beyonce), Radiolab, TAL, Reveal, 2 Dope Queens, Democracy Now!
The six things I could never do without
being Seen
Heart-real humans
Eating with my hands
Verbal and written and movement processing
TLC (the band, the care, the love, and especially the tenderness)
Listening to, moving to, and making music
Not choosing only six things
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What are the right fucks to give?
On a typical Friday night I am
oh you know
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I wish I were good at lying, but I am not. (but then I guess, how would you know, amirite.)
You should message me if
You have something of interest to say; you care enough about shit to be real.

You're pretty queer, regardless of who you do.

You're familiar and experienced with non-monogamy/whatever you wanna call it.